COMPOUND Target Archery Blog

Want to know the secrets of the pros? Step inside the Hoyt blog to get inside the mind of the world’s best archers.

Team Hoyt Sends A Powerful Message at World Cup Stage 1

May 04, 2016 |  #Hoyt #target archery #compound #recurve

Team Hoyt started off the official World Archery outdoor season in dominating fashion at the World Cup Stage 1 in Shanghai, securing 8 of 12 individual medals and the majority of team medals.

Not only did Team Hoyt crush the competition in match play, Team Hoyt’s Mike “Mr. Perfect” Schloesser (NED) cruised to a new World Record during qualification round with a 717/720. He continued his incredible shooting by posting perfect score after perfect score during eliminations on his way to the gold medal match, where he met fellow Team Hoyt shooter, Demir Elmaagacli (TUR). The match went back and forth with Schloesser outlasting Elmaagacli for the gold. After a two year break, Team Hoyt’s Mike Brosnan (AUS) stormed his way back onto the podium, bringing home the bronze medal for a Team Hoyt gold, silver and bronze podium sweep against the world’s toughest compound men competitors.

Shown left to right: Demir Elmaagacli (TUR), Mike Schloesser (NED), Mike Brosnan (AUS)

In the compound women’s division, last year’s World Cup final winner, Sara Lopez (COL), was up for her third consecutive gold medal final. She continued her dominance in Shanghai, once again plowing through the competition and taking home the gold. Fellow Team Hoyt archer and Korean youngster Seol Dayeong captured bronze.

Sara Lopez showing perfect form and execution under pressure.

World #1, Sebastien Peineau (FRA), and his shooting partner, Amelie Sancenot (FRA), won the gold in the mixed teams while shooting their Hoyt Podium X’s. Sara Lopez and her teammate took the Silver, while two-time World Champion Albina Loginova and Viktor Kalashnikov took the bronze back to Russia, also with their Podium X bows.

Peineau and Sancenot of France winning the Mixed Team Gold.

In the men’s recurve division it was Sjef van den Berg of the Netherlands and Zach Garrett of the USA putting on an amazing show for the archery world. Garrett opened the gold medal match strong but it was van den Berg fighting his way back to win his first World Cup gold medal. These two up and coming stars will continue to represent the sport of archery throughout the world. Both shoot the Hoyt Formula Prodigy Series Risers and Quattro Limbs.

Zach Garrett (left) and Sjef van den Berg (right) after their gold medal match.

For the recurve women, it was Asian recurve star Tan Ya-Ting (TPE) and her all-Hoyt team mates winning the recurve team gold in the morning session. Ya-Ting also won the silver medal in the individual category that afternoon.

Tan Ya-Ting executing a perfect shot on her way to Team gold and Individual silver.

Hoyt congratulates these amazing archers and all the other Hoyt archers who shot their way to the podium in World Cup Stage 1 in Shanghai. Hoyt bows are truly the Bows of Champions!

Get Serious. Get Hoyt.